Up until recently I have always run my DI from the back of whatever bass amp/preamp I was using at the time. I recently picked up a BBE Bmax preamp and have been running out of the DI on it for the last few gigs, and I have to say it's probably the worst FOH sound I have had so far. I've been reading on here about everyone running a DI box before their stage rig to the board.......my question with that is why am I spending hundreds getting my stage rig to sound good if I'm just going to bypass it with a DI right to the board? I like to use compression/overdrive/chorus occasionally, but all that is lost going direct before the stage rig correct? Someone set me straight here please!